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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)



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Plus reading this with my boyfriend



Recently finished



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Hats off to you from The Robert R. McCammon books. Excellent.






I got my hands on that 'Long before Stonewall, Early America..' through an interlibrary exchange. I found many parts of this book fascinating. This would make an excellent documentary if the right party decided upon it. I had completely forgotten about 'BOY'S LIFE' which was absolutely riveting. I read it many years ago and had forgotten about this book and somehow lost this book during many moves. I had the same cover as depicted here. I recall a scene of...was it a flood - something about rising waters. It was superbly written!

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Just finished:


This is the first of Rollins' Sigma Force Series.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2012 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Yeah, the flood scene was amazing. And the scene with the bomb scare. So much to love about that book. I thought I knew how great an author he was but I didn't ever read anything as amazing as Boys Life from him. Swan Song of course is amazing as well.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

Been trying to get through The Great Disruption by Paul Gilding for my English class. With all due respect to him, because the cause is an important one... this is a slog.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2012 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)



My first Stephen King novel. About 150 pages in, the end of Part Two. The Torrances have settled into the Overlook and their stay is about to start.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2012 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

As is my usual habit I am reading a bunch of stuff at the moment:

--Sherlock Holmes: I decided it was time to revisit the Doyle stories -- and I've started with "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" -- amazing how these stories can continue to entertain and delight even after multiple rereads that started when I was a kid!

--Sax Rohmer: I am finding the novels with Paul Harvey, a detective involved in the slightly supernatural, to be major hoots -- "Bat Wing" and "Fire-Tongue". Also have "Dope" which looks to be amazing.

--S.S. Van Dine: I am finally starting to read the Philo Vance novels

--Jules Verne: I have never read "In Search of the Castaways" -- so far lots of fun

--Talbot Mundy: I have a paperback set of the Tros of Samothrace series that I've never opened until now. Also highly enjoyable.

As you can see I am having a "pulpy" holiday season!

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

continuing my Brit rock star series.....
PAUL MCCARTNEY

next up: WHO I AM by Peter T.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2012 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

As is my usual habit I am reading a bunch of stuff at the moment:

--Sherlock Holmes: I decided it was time to revisit the Doyle stories -- and I've started with "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" -- amazing how these stories can continue to entertain and delight even after multiple rereads that started when I was a kid!

--Sax Rohmer: I am finding the novels with Paul Harvey, a detective involved in the slightly supernatural, to be major hoots -- "Bat Wing" and "Fire-Tongue". Also have "Dope" which looks to be amazing.

--S.S. Van Dine: I am finally starting to read the Philo Vance novels

--Jules Verne: I have never read "In Search of the Castaways" -- so far lots of fun

--Talbot Mundy: I have a paperback set of the Tros of Samothrace series that I've never opened until now. Also highly enjoyable.

As you can see I am having a "pulpy" holiday season!



Even though I have William S. Baring-Gould's The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, I popped for a Nook Version of the complete works as well. One can never have enough of the classics of the mystery genre.

There are books I wish that would be released in Nook/Kindle form that are starngely not available. The Perry MAson and Donald Lamb/Bertha Cool Mysteries by Earle Stanley Gardner, The Ellery Queen Mysteries are by an lrge not available, nor are the works of John Dickinson Carr. I have most of the Gardner stuff in paperback, but they are in storage and a pain to dig out. Doc Savage and The Shadow on Nook/Kindle would be fun. Omnibus editions with 5-10 titles at a crack in publication order I would be all over.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2012 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Finished The Shining. Wow! What a book! Really enjoyed it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2013 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)



DROOD by Dan Simmons

100 pages so far and it's an absolute thrill! I'm a huge fan of Wilkie Collins' mystery novels and as you may know he and Dickens wrote together a few novels. Well, this novel DROOD, narrated by Wilkie Collins -- like in his novels, there's a narrator who investigates a mystery -- is about the last novel written by Dickens shortly before he died : THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD -- and i think it's better and more interesting to read first that short original novel by Dickens to get into "the mood".

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2013 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)




What's happened to the members of this board? Because Barnes & Noble are closing stores, are members slowing in their reading of books? Personally, I've always been slow to finish a book..

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2013 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I'll post cover shots of my most recent reading adventures when I get back to my lap top which has the cover shots.

Currently reading Murder Passes The Buck which I got as a Free Friday release for my Nook a while back. Murder mystery with a sense of humor set in the U.P. of Michigan.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So far in 2013, not counting coursework or comics, I've gotten a fair reading start to the year. I read Misha's Red Spider White Web, a 1990 steampunk-of-the-oppressed sort of novel. I started working through the fiction of Sylvia Townsend Warner, and thus far have read her first two novels, Lolly Willowes and Mr. Fortune's Maggot, from 1926 and 1927 respectively. I read and enjoyed Zsuzsi Gartner's 2011 caustic Canadian suburban fiction collection, wonderfully entitled Better Living Through Plastic Explosives. Warren Ellis's new thriller, Gun Machine, was an easy-to-read hoot; the new Star Wars novel by Tim Zahn, Scoundrels, was rubbish and a huge disappointment.

In the non-fiction department, I read (and worked through) George F. Simmons's Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell: Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, an exemplary little book that covers pretty much all the essentials of high school math in just over 100 pages, and makes me wonder why I enjoyed it all so little at the time. I also read the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, which started better than it finished, and Rory Miller's excellent self defense/self-help book Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected, the follow up to his also excellent Meditations on Violence.

I'm currently in the middle of some rough courses, but am slowly but surely reading through Leonora Carrington's The Hear Trumpet and Victor Hugo's Les Misérables (I've never seen a movie or musical version and have decided not to until I've read the book), as well as a couple others in which I've made less progress so will save for my next update.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

SERIOUSLY FUNNY - Smothers's brothers

recent:
STEVE JOBS
MUSIC OF JAMES BOND
FULL SERVICE

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Non-fiction. In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family In Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson.

Fiction. Stef Penny's The Invisible Ones. This was very good. Takes place mostly in England and a little in France. It is mystery dealing with gypsies, a culture I knew nothing about, but this culture seems to an issue in various places in Europe.

The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi. Not for the faint of heart. This is an Italian author whose layered mystery is about a serial killer, and the book shocked me or totally surprised me in almost every chapter.

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Terry Pratchett: Making Money



 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I love Pratchett's books.

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2013 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle.

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2013 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

 
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